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  1. Re: Expulsion of all Jews from England, 1290 AD

    That was pretty much exclusive to the Templars in France though (other kings were far less harsh, except maybe in Cyprus but that was due to political ill-will). They had already confessed (those who...
  2. Re: Did Medieval Envoys Get Killed Very Often?

    William of Tyre (I think) wrote about how the Templars killed an Assassin envoy in an ambush in order to prevent him returning home with the alliance/peace he had arranged with the Franks. There's no...
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    Re: Did Anglo-Saxons build stone castles?

    You did say they were forts though.
  4. Re: Expulsion of all Jews from England, 1290 AD

    It was always useful to a king to attack a group you owed money too, that way to could seize their stuff and not pay them back. Philip IV we can see was in so much debt he attacked the Jews, the...
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    Re: Did Anglo-Saxons build stone castles?

    The growth of administration you speak of is normally associated with the Angevins rather than Normans. Many often refer to Stenton's "leap forward" in methods of royal government during the mid-12th...
  6. Re: Johannes Scotus Eriugena and the Irish scholars learned in Greek during Carolingian times

    Maybe learned from missionaries making their way into the British Isles the same way Mediterranean pottery was being imported during much of the post-Roman period.

    Or rather, remember that the...
  7. Re: A question about the The House of Plantagenet

    Best to do it for Henry II, John, Richard and Henry III though. Henry relinquished the family claim to Normandy and Anjou in the mid-13th century, although the Capetians had ruled the areas since...
  8. Re: A question about the The House of Plantagenet

    The 'early' Plantagenets, from the point of view of English history, would be the Angevins (aka the Devil's Brood) - Henry II, Richard I, John, and Henry III. Family names, per se, weren't as common...
  9. Re: Reasons for Pope Urban calling for first crusade

    Yes although it's based on the Third Crusade and the writings of William of Tyre.
  10. Re: Would a Scottish warrior have used a falchion at the battle of Stirling Bridge?

    You sort of have a point, though the differences between Wales and England, and Cumbria and Scotland are too numerous to make the comparison of any use. By the 7th century Cumbria was English, i.e....
  11. Re: Would a Scottish warrior have used a falchion at the battle of Stirling Bridge?

    It was in response to the 'Dark Age Wales' section of the question. So roughly 5th-7th centuries.
  12. Re: Reasons for Pope Urban calling for first crusade

    There's also the growing danger to Christian pilgrims due to Muslim disunity and lack of centralized power. Something shown by events such as the Great German Pilgrimage. Although the treatment of...
  13. Re: Would a Scottish warrior have used a falchion at the battle of Stirling Bridge?

    Actually the Wal- part of Wallace comes from the Old English word for foreigner, as is Wales and other place names in Britain with Wal- at the beginning, e.g. Walton.
    Cymru, Cambria and Cumbria...
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    Re: What Ancestry Do You Have?

    Well I have Welsh and Scottish grandparents on my mothers side, and English probably descended from Irish on my fathers (Gaelic name), so naturally the foot chart says I'm a cross between a Greek and...
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    Re: Royaume d’Ecosse

    The Norwegians from Norway settled in the Isles and West in small, rural settlements and by this time were truly settled down and most likely Christian.
    The Norwegians from Dublin in the 9th...
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    Re: Royaume d’Ecosse

    Norwegian Pagans pushing from the West to conquer Scotland is a bit less real than "100% historical accuracy".
  17. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    A bit early for the raiding and enslavement of Irish people.
  18. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    a) That's not stopping the Norse players being hostile to them is it? Get together your armies and kill them if they try to do stupid things.
    (Plus, surely the game mechanics don't support external...
  19. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    I just think it was a bit harsh to not allow someone to play a Frank. I mean, I don't see why you would want to sign up to a Norse game and play a Frank, but banning based on historical...
  20. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    Of course they didn't explode out of Scandinavia in 793. Evidence shows contact occurred on a scale greater than "the odd Scandinavian trader", something that goes for contact between most peoples in...
  21. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    Vendel & Sutton Hoo? (compare the burials) Scandinavia was not a forgotten or unknown part of the world, they had been interacting with the rest of Europe for centuries. Unless by 'Vikings' you mean...
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    Re: God Save the King

    In England, Henry VIII marks the start of the Modern period (more precisely, early Modern which is around 1500-1700).
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    Re: The Beer (Booze) Thread

    Lots of non-beer over Christmas but more recently Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout, and the Peated White Label Version made with peated whisky malt. Both great.

    Tonight I had Dupont Avec les Bons...
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    Re: God Save the King

    No LW. Just get an original idea, this is getting pretty ridiculous.
  25. Re: New Dev Blogs for Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord

    I get your point and I do think it's cool Taleworlds are simply going "here's what we've got", and not the crap that's been coming from CA since Empire and Napoleon. However it's also disappointing...
  26. Re: 1000 AD to the present: political map of Europe

    Very simplified.
  27. Re: Something a little similar to GSTK yet something a little different altogether

    The best setting for conniving would be any time before the reign of Henry III. Before him, when the king died it was always hard to ensure a smooth succession, a classic GSTK scenario everybody...
  28. Re: What types stuctures were built by the germanic people(s) during the migration period / early middle ages

    I assumed he was asking after Early Anglo-Saxon buildings (5th-7th century)...
  29. Re: What types stuctures were built by the germanic people(s) during the migration period / early middle ages

    Research Grubenhauser
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    Re: God Save the King

    Ah the arguing. The thing that will always be wherever GSTK is.
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    Re: possible dissertation topic?

    That sounds really cool provided you can get the info on it. Only trouble I can think of is that concentrating on the Empire as a whole in a decent amount of depth would require reading through lots...
  32. Re: More proof that people love to overrate the effectiveness of bows...

    Yes that's correct (the first bit about harassing - knightly cavalry to form the main attack, infantry to mop up and exploit any weaknesses, and archers to attack opportunistically when needed), but...
  33. Re: Something a little similar to GSTK yet something a little different altogether

    Mrs. Mainwaring of course.
  34. Re: Something a little similar to GSTK yet something a little different altogether

    Seems more kike 4 or 5 times honestly. After around 2011 it never really got off the ground properly. And each restart following that pretty much had the aim of recapturing "the old GSTK" with simple...
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    Re: Ebrauc Dark Age Roleplay Proposal

    For the east of England that seems to be pretty much okay. From the archaeological record (i.e. lack of new post-Roman settlements) it seems Roman places continued in use, until the rise Anglo-Saxon...
  36. Re: More proof that people love to overrate the effectiveness of bows...

    Overestimating the late medieval English war bow is common and silly yes, but so is underrating it. You don't even need a great deal of historical interpretation to know it was obviously a good...
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    Re: Ebrauc Dark Age Roleplay Proposal

    Actually, recent archaeological evidence points to a much greater level of continuity within the British Isles in the 5th and 6th centuries than previously thought, particularly with regard to...
  38. Re: Something a little similar to GSTK yet something a little different altogether

    That's not all that unrealistic Ace. King Henry III had a pet polar bear. The Angevin kings were considered descended from the devil. Baybars the Mamluk Sultan of Egypt was a slave who came from what...
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